Guys! It’s here!

I’ve taken part in many cover reveals over the years. It’s always fun sharing book covers before the books are released and taking part in the fanfare with the author. But now… holeee cow… this is MY book’s cover!

Steven Novak at Novak Illustration created this cover and I couldn’t be happier with it. What a breeze he is to work with.

Book One: Song of the Sending
YA Fantasy Adventure

Coming October 2014!

The Expatriates, Book One

About the book:

They told him their world was destroyed…
…and they were the last to escape.
They thought he was safe.
They were wrong.

Seventeen-year-old Jim Wales can communicate with animals, but his animal mind-tap ability isn’t why he lives with a traveling carnival. Turns out his family’s been hiding him there since he was little, when they learned someone was hunting all the scholars–magical people who can manipulate energy. Jim’s a scholar, and he has no idea.

When a falcon arrives with a message from Jim’s not-dead father from their not-destroyed homeland, Jim’s whereabouts are discovered. When their carnival is attacked, Jim’s brother is murdered in his place.

On the run with a strange glass map and a single coin, Jim finds himself racing to reclaim the father he thought he’d lost, plotting to avenge his brother, and finally discovering the truth about who he is. But going home isn’t the same as being safe, and trust is everything.


Thanks for checking out the cover! I’d love to know what you think of it.

My Book Cover is Coming Tuesday!

It’s coming!

Guys! I can’t wait to finally reveal the cover for The Expatriates, Book One. Tuesday 9/16 is the big day! And if all goes according to plan, several bloggers will be lighting up the interwebs with little rectangles of bookish love! The joy! The elation! The chair dances!

ITheExpatsRevealn case you weren’t sure, I am super excited. It’s kind of surreal to be seeing this book actually become a real thing in the world. To celebrate the release of the cover, I’ve partnered with Giselle over at Xpresso Book Tours for the cover reveal. If you’re a blogger and you want to take part, you can sign up here.

If you’re not a blogger and you want to spread the word, sign up for my newsletter and I’ll send you a reminder email when it goes live and you can share my blog post if you’re so inclined. :)